Lot 205: Jay Gould

RR Auction

2015-10-06 13:04:54

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Lot 205: Financier (1836–1892) known for his stock market manipulation of railroad securities; he also tried to corner the gold market, leading to the 'Black Friday' stock market crash of September 1869. Manuscript DS, three pages both sides, 8.5 x 14, December 14, 1869. Deed of trust to the Erie Railway Company for several parcels of land purchased by Gould in the New Jersey Meadowlands, including a tract "Bounded Northwest by Pen Horne Creek, northeast by a ditch, southeast by the Railroad." Boldly signed at the conclusion by Gould beside an affixed red seal. In very good condition, with expected document wear, scattered soiling, and a large area of paper loss to one corner. Accompanied by an additional related page and original folder. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 462 Wednesday, 14th October 2015 Estimate: $800-1200
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